The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights, of the United States Premier Hockey League, are proud to announce that Eric Brule has been named Head Coach of the Premier team and Assistant Coach of the NCDC team for this upcoming 2023-24 season.
Coach Brule has had a remarkable career playing pro hockey for 10 years, including signing his first pro contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and another with the Montreal Canadiens in 1993. Brule scored his first pro goal with Pittsburgh during an exhibition game vs the Calgary Flames in September 1991. Brule mostly played in the ECHL, AHL and in Europe, finishing his career with the ECHL’s Trenton Titans. Brule also played major junior in Quebec four years for the Saguenéens de Chicoutimi, winning the President’s Cup and being named captain of the Quebec All-Star team against the Ontario All-Star team – and their captain, Eric Lindros – in front of a sellout crowd at the Montreal Forum in December 1990. During the same season, Brule and his team made a participation at the Memorial Cup .
Brule has been coaching hockey for over 20 years, including 10 years at the Junior A level. In that span, he has won three playoff championships in a row, two regular season championships in a row, two division championships, named NA3EHL Coach of the Year, NA3EHL Eastern Division All-Star Head Coach, and NSHL “best of the rest” All-Stars coach.
“I am excited and honored to be part of the Knights family. Can’t wait to get things started and help all the student-athletes that I will be involved with to develop on and off the ice and achieve their goals to the best of my abilities.”